Bike week? ain't no stinking bike week....

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by wedgeman, Jan 25, 2004.

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Here's your damn poll...

  1. you've attended a rally over 100miles away on your bike

  2. You've attended a rally over 1000 miles away, on your bike.

  3. you've attended a rally over 100miles away with bike in tow.

  4. You've attended a rally over 1000 miles away with bike in tow.

  5. You've never attended a rally..

  6. Pole? Smoke 'em all the time!

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  1. wedgeman

    wedgeman square peg, round whole

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    Boycott Sturgis??

    There's a complicated factor which you seem to have overlooked.

    For those of you with enough sense to have NOT attended this decade, it's no longer 'Bike week"; it's trailer week.. So you aren't good Sturgis material if you actually RIDE your bike to get somewhere...

    If half the folks from this board actually DID attend Sturgis, that simple act would entirely change the face fo the rally--the only time I ever went (99), I couldn't find anybody (besides myself) who actually rode there (besides the locals who rode in from the same state).

    Quick poll:

    A. you've attended a rally over 100miles away on your bike.

    B. You've attended a rally over 1000 miles away, on your bike.

    C. you've attended a rally over 100miles away with bike in tow.

    D. You've attended a rally over 1000 miles away with bike in tow.

    E. You've never attended a rally..
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  2. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    I found this to be my experience with "dual-sport" events as well. Seems half of the dual is trailering your xr400 to the event. What a crock o crapola.

    zippy
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  3. snoid

    snoid 100% Okie

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    i don't remember much of it. i went in a crown vic though, chasing two trumps with a trunkload of tools... oh, i remember some girls from gillette. and uh, no, boilermakers, lots of boilermakers. i remember that.

    never been much for rallies though... pretty much ride alone.

    s'what i like most about it.
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  4. seh750

    seh750 Been here awhile

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    I did a three-week 9000 mile round-the-country trip by myself in 98. Happened through South Dakota during Sturgis. That was an unplanned accident. During the trip I had been rearended by a Cadillac in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and dumped it in a construction area (deep loose gravel) somewhere in Wyoming. In the parking lot at Mount Rushmore a big, tattooed, burly Harley dude sauntered up to me. "Hey! You actually RIDE that thing from Ore-eee-gone?" "Um yeah", I reply, "I went to Pennsylvania and now I'm headed home. "Oh" he muttered as we walked off quietly. :rofl
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  5. W8-4IT

    W8-4IT Been here awhile

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    A. you've attended a rally over 100miles away on your bike.

    A friend and I rode up to the coast of lake michigan for a BMW rally. Best time I ever had about 1300 miles round trip. Planning a trip to New Foundland for 05 with my father.

    But I do know several people that consider 50 miles on sunday afternoon a ride?
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  6. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    Where's the crash?
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  7. seh750

    seh750 Been here awhile

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    If directed at me, here's the Cadillac that didn't stop. Sent my saddlebags flying.

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  8. Voltar

    Voltar Jr Asst Road Captain

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    A guy at work blew my mind last week. I was able to take the GS to work for a change and he saw me in the parking lot.

    I knew he had a FatBoy and he said, "Hey, we should ride this weekend." Fine by me.

    Then he found out that we lived about 40 miles from each other and changed his mind because he didn't want to ride that far. The way he said it I think a 25 mile ride was a big time *tour* for him.

    WTF:confused

    Voltar
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  9. W8-4IT

    W8-4IT Been here awhile

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    Yea, the guy I know won't ride if it's raining within 100 miles of us. He actually checks the weather channel before he goes. IMHO there are 2 type of people in the world those who ride and those who don't. Those guys are in the second catagory.
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  10. jktpa

    jktpa X-Troller

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    Like the t-shirt 17thousand dollars and 17 miles does not make a biker.
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  11. RubberDown

    RubberDown Long timer

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  12. wrysingfeenix

    wrysingfeenix Dust off those ashes

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    Ninety percent of all Harleys ever made are still on the road...the other ten percent made it home.

    (And before somebody flames me, besides various Japanese brands and Beemers, I have ridden Harleys off and on for the better part of 40 years, and have never had a serious problem with any of them).
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  13. RubberDown

    RubberDown Long timer

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    I don't think any of us were questioning the reliability of Harley Davidson. We we're just poking fun at all the Harley riders that trailer their bikes to Trailer Week and then ride around "posing" for pictures. :freaky
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  14. wrysingfeenix

    wrysingfeenix Dust off those ashes

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    I was just screwing around.
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  15. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    how about the bike show
    aint no stinkin bike show, its the suv show here in chicago

    "Ninety percent of all Harleys ever made are still on the road...the other ten percent made it home"

    Nintey percent of people like harleys best. About .1% of riders have actually rode one of those shitty things since september. The motorcycle show here in chicago let me really see the nature of their dependability. fifty thousand harley shirts and two kawasakis and one suzuki in the parking garage. hard to break down if the bike is in a garage and your tooling around in your suv (of course with the bar and shield sticker on the window to prove your a real man or better yet the shirt i saw a few times reading "i dont just have this shirt I also own a chopper") Where the heck did you park it buddy, cuz i sure didn't see it in the parking garage?

    joe
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  16. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    Thats 1/3 the usual sunday mileage I put on my Bicycle during the spring and summer!
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  17. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    A H.D. owner at work justifies not riding much this way. "The less I ride the less chance I have of getting hit." He thinks me stupid for commuting by motorcycle everyday.?

    zippy


    p.s. his bike is very shiny though
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  18. snoid

    snoid 100% Okie

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    'the less i ride to work, the less it breaks down.' that's one thing i notice too... not a lot of harleys, nor superbikes for that matter, out this time of year. i'm not complaining, s'just me and the cages.


    300 miles of street on a dirtbike=9000 on a street bike.


    50 miles of single track=1500 on the street.

    (YAMV)your ass may vary
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  19. mleir

    mleir Evil Doer

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    Is it ok to check the weather to see what bike to ride?????
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  20. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

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    A. you've attended a rally over 100miles away on your bike.

    I rode to sturgis in 2000, about 320 miles up there. Stayed about half a day - not really my scene - went and visited a friend in Spearfish. Left the next day and rode to Yellowstone, then Jackson Hole. From there to Salmon Falls Creek Resevoir in ID, to Moab, UT and home. It was about 2k leisurely miles in 4 days on my R100GS.

    Been to Sturgis once, been to Bike Week in Daytona once. Probably won't ever do either again.
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